An early April launch of the first Class 40 at Maine Yacht Center signals the start of the sailing season.

First Class 40 Launch Kicks Off 2012 Season

4/8/2012 - The first boat launches are a sure sign that boating season is beginning in New England, and at Maine Yacht Center we are delighted to have launched the first of three Class 40 racing yachts that we service and store each winter. This particular boat is always one of the… SEE MORE
How many cradles do you think have been built for Sabre yachts over the past 42 years?

Sabre Yachts Legacy: How Many Cradles?

4/7/2012 - This year, Sabre Yachts will celebrate it's 42nd anniversary of building fine quality sail and motor yachts. Walking through the shop the other day I saw one of our associates doing what needs to be done every time a new model is introduced to our range. He was building new… SEE MORE
South Portland Youth Boat Builders

South Portland Students Build a Core Sound 17

4/6/2012 - Duke Harrington, with Keep Me Current, recently wrote an outstanding article about our South Portland High School One Classroom Project group, which aims to teach science, math, and engineering through the building of a wooden sailboat. Our students, who come from a variety of backgrounds and have often struggled in… SEE MORE
Meters, instead of miles, separated Mar Mostro from Telefonica in the final stretch of Leg 5.

Newport Team Wins Tough VOR Leg

4/6/2012 - Newport's Ken Read and the crew aboard Mar Mostro sealed an incredible, and incredibly hard-fought, victory in Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race on April 6 with a dramatic finish in Itajai, Brazil. Read's boat was the only one to survive the crossing from Auckland, New Zealand, without having… SEE MORE
1992 Atlantic Express Sport Fish 34

Springtime is Boat Shopping Time

4/5/2012 - Like most boaters, we're always looking for the next boat — and the next great bargain. Somehow springtime always seems to awaken the boat shopper in us, and the announcement of a big sale of donated boats down in Steuben in the end of April caught our attention. The Maritime Funding… SEE MORE
Members of the Puma Ocean Racing team sign posters at a "Sail Newport Presents" event last fall.

“Sail Newport Presents” Proves a Hit

4/4/2012 - Over the past several years, Sail Newport has done eight public presentations at the Jane Pickens Theatre on topics ranging from the Volvo Ocean Race to the America’s Cup World Series to the dramatic rescue of the Rambler 100 crew off Fastnet Rock and the resurgence of the J-class fleet.… SEE MORE
Bill of Rights under sail, June 16, 1971.

The Bill of Rights: Her First Voyage

4/4/2012 - Bill of Rights is a partial replica of an 1856 gaff topsail schooner which, with a secret hold, was used as a contraband runner along the East Coast. The Bill of Rights was built in 1971 for Joseph M. Davis Jr., of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, by the Harvey F. Gamage… SEE MORE
Baraka, by Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding Co.

Maine Crews Prepare for Antigua Classic Regatta

4/3/2012 - With the arrival of spring comes the sound of power sanders and Travelifts along the Maine coast, but eight of the state's top boatbuilders and boatyards are gearing up not only for the start of their own boating season, but also for one of the premier classic yacht regattas to… SEE MORE